During the trial Sandiford's lawyer read out a statement from her son which said:
I love my mother very much and have a very close relationship with her.
I know that she would do anything to protect me. I cannot imagine what I would do if she was sentenced to death in relation to these charges.
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Earlier this evening we had more clear spells appearing and they prompted a fall in temperatures.
Cold particularly in Dorset and Somerset. Close to freezing.
Colin Durston was due an operation for a permanent replacement before Christmas but the winter crisis has left him unsure about the future.